Rose: The SequelBookmark and Share

Thursday, 26 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
A sequel to Doctor Who: Rose, written by Russell T Davies, has now been released, celebrating 15 years since the transmission of the episode.

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Rose #TripOfALifetimeBookmark and Share

Thursday, 26 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Rose #TripofaLifetime (Credit: BBC Studios)Fans around the world will be marking fifteen years since the original transmission of Rose at 7pm UK time today.

The episode was the first Doctor Who adventure for the Ninth Doctor and the first written by Russell T Davies. It was originally shown at 7pm on Saturday 26th March 2005.

The idea comes from Emily Cook of Doctor Who Magazine and follows a similar project where fans watched The Day of the Doctor last weekend.

Former show runner Russell T Davies will be live Tweeting the episode, and has written a prequel, available on the BBC Doctor Who Website. A sequel will be revealed at 7.45pm.

Viewers in the UK can watch on : And in the US on Or watch along on your DVD/Blu-ray and follow the #TripOfALifetime

Doctor Who rewatch- Rose introduction, 2020




David Collings 1940-2020Bookmark and Share

Monday, 23 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
David Collings (Credit: The Old Vic)Actor David Collings has died at the age of 79.

David Collings had a number of memorable appearances in Doctor Who appearing in eleven episodes of the Classic series between 1975 and 1983.

His first appearance was in the Fourth Doctor story Revenge of the Cybermen. Collins played Vorus, leader of the guardians on Voga. His performance as the proud renegade, trying to assert his races sovereignty but nearly bringing about their destruction was a tour de force.

He returned to the series in 1977 playing Poul in the story The Robots of Death. A very different role Poul was an undercover agent for the Kaldor City Company, eventually succumbing to Grimwade's Syndrome, the fear of Robots.

His final appearance came in the fifth Doctor story Mawdryn Undead, playing the title character Mawdryn, desperate to get the Doctor to give up his remaining regenerations.

David Collings was born in Brighton in East Sussex in 1940. His first television appearance came in 1964, playing Raskolnikov in a live production of Crime & Punishment. Over the next thirty years, he was a regular of the British screen appearing in such programmes as Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Point Counter Point, The Possessed, Canterbury Tales, Elizabeth R, By the Sword Divided, Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced, Sapphire & Steel and The Shadow of the Tower.

He played William Wilberforce in The Fight Against Slavery and Blind Pew in Treasure Island. In 1981 he appeared in the final episode of Blake's 7 playing Deva. He played Monkey in the late seventies adaptation of a Chinese folktale.

Film roles included Bob Cratchit in the classic 1970 film musical, Scrooge, as well as roles in The Thirty Nine Steps and The Outsider, while Radio listeners heard him as Legolas in the acclaimed BBC dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings.

In recent years Collins had worked for Big Finish appearing in several Doctor Who related productions.

David Collings died suddenly earlier today. He is survived by his children and by his wife, Karen Archer, who announced the death on Twitter.
I don’t if this is the right time, maybe no such thing anymore, but I feel I should share the news, for those who knew him, that our dear David Collings, actor, husband, father, died suddenly in the early hours of this morning. Perhaps we can celebrate him properly next year ...




New Doctor Who scene for #SaveTheDayBookmark and Share

Saturday, 21 March 2020 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Steven Moffat supporting #SaveTheDay (Credit: Steven Moffat on Twitter)A new, specially written scene is to be released online tonight at 6:30pm GMT to introduce the #SaveTheDay initiative for an international viewing of the 50th Anniversary story The Day Of The Doctor.

The scene has been written by the story's writer and former showrunner Steven Moffat; organiser Emily Cook told Radio Times:
Seeing as we’re all stuck in self-isolation with nothing to do, and given so many fans have got engaged with this now-global Day of the Doctor rewatch party, I thought it might be fun to create a new introduction video, inspired by the one which was shown in cinemas before the Anniversary Special was simulcast in 2013! I approached Steven Moffat with the idea and, amazingly, he jumped on board! He’s written a special scene which is utterly brilliant! Brand-new Doctor Who created remotely while we’re all in self-isolation. I really hope fans enjoy this! It's a real treat!
Details of the scene, and who will present it, are being kept under wraps, but the writer has briefly returned to Twitter to celebrate the event, saying:
Hi. Steven Moffat here. Actual Steven Moffat, if there's still anyone bothering to pretend to be me. Only here for the Day Of The Doctor tweet-a-long, 7pm GMT, 21st March. #savetheday Disappearing after that BEFORE THEY GET ME!!!!

The worldwide "watchathon" takes place at 7:00pm GMT/3:00pm ET/6:00am AEDT/8:00am NZDT.






Timeless Children - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 9 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Timeless Children: The Master (Sacha Dhawan), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
The conclusion to this year's series of Doctor Who, The Timeless Children, had an official rating of 4.69 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The figure is the lowest consolidated figure for an epiosde of Doctor Who since the series returned in 2005, a record previously held by the 2017 story, The Eaters of Light. Out of 861 episodes of Doctor Who broadcast since 1963, only 33 have achieved a lower rating.

To put the figue in perspective, it was still the 30th most-watched programme on British TV for the week, much higher that the position achieved by the majority of episodes of Doctor Who shown over the years. The episode had a 21.5% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.55 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. An additional 70,000 watched on their PC, 39,000 watched on a Tablet device and 34,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway on ITV with 7.41 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Death in Paradise with 6.78 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 82

The average viweing figures for 2020 now stands at 5.40m as oposed to 7.96m for Series 11 in 2018. This is lower than Series 10 which averaged 5.64m. It is still higher than the lowest rated season, season 26 which averaged 4.31m .




Doctor Who Series 12 - Official SoundtrackBookmark and Share

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Series 12 Official Soundtrack (Credit: Silva Screen)Silva Screen Records have announced a two-volume release of Segun Akinola's score for the latest series of Doctor Who, due out on 3rd April 2020 both digitally and on CD.

The composer said:
From the experimental sounds of ‘Orphan 55’ to the emotional rollercoaster of ‘The Timeless Children’, it’s been a complete joy working on the music for Series 12 and I hope that whilst listening to this album, fans can relive all their favourite moments.

Track Listing:

Volume 1
1. Series 12 Opening Titles
2. The Attacks
3. Hold On
4. MI6
5. Beyond Your Understanding
6. Doctor, The Doctor
7. Going Undercover
8. The Spy Master
9. Don’t Panic
10. The Incredible Shrinking Device
11. Thank You
12. The Lie
13. Tranquility Spa
14. Stay Alive
15. One Possible Future
16. Big Fat Liar
17. The American Sense of Humour
18. Official Eviction Notice
19. Superior Minds
20. The Future Is Mine
21. Judoon Warning Transmission
22. You Missed Me, Right?
23. Fugitive Identified
24. The Lighthouse
25. Something Is Coming for Me

Volume 2
1. Together and Alone
2. Praxeus
3. Three Idiots Roaming
4. Get Everyone Out
5. The Bloke Watching Your Dreams
6. His Eternal Partner
7. It’s Not Just You
8. Tales of The Dead
9. A Traveller Moving Through Time
10. Quicksilver
11. She Was the Universe
12. Brendan
13. Be Afraid
14. The Fall
15. The Ascension Shall Begin
16. Everything Is About to Change
17. Tecteun
18. Time Lords
19. The Division
20. CyberMasters
21. My Penance
22. Home Sweet Home
23. Ascension of the Cybermen End Credits

Series showrunner Chris Chibnall said:
Segun’s music is a key component of the Thirteenth Doctor’s era - his extraordinarily eclectic, bold and emotional scores for the series are part of Doctor Who’s identity. From lush orchestral spy movie arrangements to experimental soundscapes, this collection showcases the range, ambition, precision and brilliance of Segun as a composer - and demonstrates how lucky Doctor Who is to have a composer of Segun’s calibre providing dynamic and fresh new scores every episode. No Doctor Who fan should be without it, and no lover of contemporary film scores should miss it.






Doctor Who Series 12 - Official SoundtrackBookmark and Share

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Series 12 Official Soundtrack (Credit: Silva Screen)Silva Screen Records have announced a two-volume release of Segun Akinola's score for the latest series of Doctor Who, due out on 3rd April 2020 both digitally and on CD.

The composer said:
From the experimental sounds of ‘Orphan 55’ to the emotional rollercoaster of ‘The Timeless Children’, it’s been a complete joy working on the music for Series 12 and I hope that whilst listening to this album, fans can relive all their favourite moments.

Track Listing:

Volume 1
1. Series 12 Opening Titles
2. The Attacks
3. Hold On
4. MI6
5. Beyond Your Understanding
6. Doctor, The Doctor
7. Going Undercover
8. The Spy Master
9. Don’t Panic
10. The Incredible Shrinking Device
11. Thank You
12. The Lie
13. Tranquility Spa
14. Stay Alive
15. One Possible Future
16. Big Fat Liar
17. The American Sense of Humour
18. Official Eviction Notice
19. Superior Minds
20. The Future Is Mine
21. Judoon Warning Transmission
22. You Missed Me, Right?
23. Fugitive Identified
24. The Lighthouse
25. Something Is Coming for Me

Volume 2
1. Together and Alone
2. Praxeus
3. Three Idiots Roaming
4. Get Everyone Out
5. The Bloke Watching Your Dreams
6. His Eternal Partner
7. It’s Not Just You
8. Tales of The Dead
9. A Traveller Moving Through Time
10. Quicksilver
11. She Was the Universe
12. Brendan
13. Be Afraid
14. The Fall
15. The Ascension Shall Begin
16. Everything Is About to Change
17. Tecteun
18. Time Lords
19. The Division
20. CyberMasters
21. My Penance
22. Home Sweet Home
23. Ascension of the Cybermen End Credits

Series showrunner Chris Chibnall said:
Segun’s music is a key component of the Thirteenth Doctor’s era - his extraordinarily eclectic, bold and emotional scores for the series are part of Doctor Who’s identity. From lush orchestral spy movie arrangements to experimental soundscapes, this collection showcases the range, ambition, precision and brilliance of Segun as a composer - and demonstrates how lucky Doctor Who is to have a composer of Segun’s calibre providing dynamic and fresh new scores every episode. No Doctor Who fan should be without it, and no lover of contemporary film scores should miss it.






Ascension of the Cybermen - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Ascension of the Cybermen: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall ))
Doctor Who, Ascension of the Cybermen, had an official rating of 4.99 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 25th most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 22.6% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.85 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 68,000 watched on their PC, 38,000 watched on a Tablet device and 33,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway on ITV with 8.70 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Call the Midwife with 8.01 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 81




The Timeless Children: Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Timeless Children: Ashad (Patrick O'kane) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
Doctor Who The Timeless Children, was watched by 3.78 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 19.8% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the 7th most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.14 million viewers.

Top for the day was the lead into Doctor Who, Countryfile, with 4.44 million viewers. Following the Doctor Antiques Roadshow had 4.41 million watching. The latest episode of Last Tango in Halifax, had 4.17 million viewers. Over on ITV McDonald and Dodds was the highest rates show with 4.38 million watching.
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The 10pm BBC News also did well with 4.38 million watching.

On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 49th most-watched programme of the week.

The overnight figure counts those who watched the show yesterday. Final figures, released next Monday, will include those who recorded the programme and watched it later and are likely to be substantially higher.




The Timeless ChildrenBookmark and Share

Sunday, 1 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who reaches the dramatic conclusion of Series 12, Season 38 today with the broadcast of The Timeless Children.

The Timeless Children: Cybermen (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

The story can be seeon the the UK at the earlier than usual time of 6.50pm. It is written by series showrunner Chris Chibnall and Directed by Jamie Magnus Stone who directed last week's story Ascension of the Cybermen.
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Jamie Magnus Stone
Starring Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

The Cybermen are on the march. The last remaining humans are hunted down. Lies are exposed, truths are revealed, and for the Doctor nothing will ever be the same.
North American viewers can see the story at 8pm ET on BBC America or on CTV Sci-Fi in Canada. Australians have to wait until Thursday for the episode debut's at 8.00pm, while in New Zealand, it can be seen at 9am, Monday morning, on TV2, just a couple of hours after the UK showing.

Full broadcast details can be found here, and ongoing adventures of the Doctor can be found via This Week in Doctor Who.

COMING SOON | The Timeless Children




The Haunting Of Villa Diodati - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati (Credit: BBC Studios)
Doctor Who, The Haunting Of Villa Diodati, had an official rating of 5.07 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 31st most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 22.9% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.95 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 61,000 watched on their PC, 36,000 watched on a Tablet device and 30,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was White House Farm on ITV with 8.57 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Death in Paradise with 8.04 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 80




Ascension of the Cybermen - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Ascension of the Cybermen: Ashad (Patrick O'kane), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackallll ))
Doctor Who Ascension of the Cybermen, was watched by 3.71 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 19.1% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the 8th most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.39 million viewers.

Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.29 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 4.84 million watching. The return of Last Tango in Halifax, had 4.89 million viewers. Endeavour on ITV1 had 3.93
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The afternoon Six Nations Rugby match on ITV1 had 4.37 million watching.
On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 50th most-watched programme of the week.

The overnight figure counts those who watched the show yesterday. Final figures, released next Monday, will include those who recorded the programme and watched it later and are likely to be substantially higher.




Can You Hear Me? - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Can You Hear Me?: Maryam (Sirine Saba), Tahira (Aruhan Galieva) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
Doctor Who, Can You Hear Me?, had an official rating of 4.90 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The episode is the first one to dip below 5 million since the Peter Capaldi story The Eaters of Light in 2017.

The ratings make the episode the 35th most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 21.6% share of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who sliped behind the opposition on ITV, Dancing On Ice, which had 5.26 million viewers.

Top for the week was Call the Midwife on ITV with 8.21 million watching.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 78




The Haunting Of Villa Diodati - Overnight FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 17 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati (Credit: BBC Studios)Doctor Who The Haunting Of Villa Diodati, was watched by 3.86 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 19.7% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the seventh most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.63 million viewers.

Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.25 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 4.91 million watching. The Agatha Christie mystery, The Pale Horse, had 4.07 million viewers. Endeavour on ITV1 had 4.08

This week's storm was Dennis, which drew 4.95 million to the late evening News.

On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 44th most-watched programme of the week.

The overnight figure counts those who watched the show yesterday. Final figures, released next Monday, will include those who recorded the programme and watched it later and are likely to be substantially higher.